Erik ten Hag’s first taste of European football at Manchester United includes a trip to Moldova and matches against Real Sociedad and Neil Lennon’s Omonoia.
The Europa League group stage draw also brought Arsenal a meeting with Ruud van Nistelrooy’s PSV Eindhoven, who were struck of the Champions League qualifiers from Rangers. Norway’s Bodø/Glimt and Zurich complete the line-up in Group A for Mikel Arteta’s team.
United’s game in Moldova is against Sheriff Tiraspol, who achieved a remarkable 2-1 win at Real Madrid in the Champions League last season. Tiraspol is the capital of the an unrecognized state supported by Russia of Transnistria.
Cypriot club Omonoia have had Lennon, a former Celtic manager, in charge since March.
West Ham will meet Anderlecht in the group stage of the European Conference League. The two clubs played in the 1975-76 cup of European cup finals when the Belgian side won 4-2 in Brussels. David Moyes’ side also face Romania’s Bucharest-based FCSB and Danish team Silkeborg in Group B. FCSB were formerly known as Steaua Bucharest, European champions in 1986.
Hearts have a tough-looking section in Group A, playing Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and the Latvian champions RFS. Basaksehir’s squad includes the first Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and Aston Villa loanee Bertrand Traore.